| Big Eight Conference|
| 6–2 (3–1 MVIAA)|
| E. J. Stewart (1st year)|
The 1916 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska in the 1916 college football season. The team was coached by E. J. Stewart and played their home games at Nebraska Field in Lincoln, Nebraska.
1916 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team Wikipedia
Nebraska was riding high on one of the most successful periods in program history: Six straight conference titles, a remarkable 153-47-11 overall record, fear and respect from other teams nationwide, and a satisfying 1915 win against Notre Dame. However, Nebraska's head coach of the previous five years, Ewald O. Stiehm, stepped down after winning the most games by percentage for any head coach in the history of the program. With an established program, returning experienced players, and a reputation to uphold, it was time to see what would happen to the Cornhuskers under new leadership.
Coach Stewart's first season ended with disappointment compared with the triumphs of previous seasons, but all was clearly not lost, as the Cornhuskers still enjoyed a winning season overall and extended the already unprecedented conference championship streak to seven straight years. The winning percentage of the Nebraska football program was unchanged as it was updated to 159-49-11 (.751), while the one conference loss to Kansas dropped the conference record slightly, to 22-3-2 (.825), which was still a remarkably strong record compared with their other conference foes.